Makoto Egami joined Comgest’s Tokyo office in 2013 as a Japanese equity analyst and is today a portfolio manager, identifying quality growth stocks for the Comgest Japan and Comgest Growth Japan funds. He started his career in 2001 at JP Morgan Chase in Tokyo as a credit analyst and went on to work for US‐based Taiyo Pacific Partners as an investment professional before moving on to Macquarie as a Japanese small‐mid cap analyst. Makoto also held the position of senior industry analyst at Google Japan. He graduated from Keio University with a BA in economics and holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management (USA), as well as the CMA from the Securities Analysts Association of Japan.
Richard Kaye joined Comgest in 2009 as an analyst and portfolio manager, bringing with him a wealth of experience in Japanese equities. Upon joining Comgest, he became co‐lead manager of the Comgest Japan and Comgest Growth Japan funds. Starting his career in 1994 as an analyst with the Industrial Bank of Japan, Richard joined Merrill Lynch in the same role in 1996. In 2005 he moved to the Wellington Management Company in Boston as a portfolio manager of Japanese TMT stocks. Richard graduated from Oxford University where he majored in oriental studies.
Chantana Ward joined Comgest in 1998. Based in Paris, she is an analyst and portfolio manager within the Japanese equity team and travels regularly to Japan to research companies and spend time with the Tokyo‐based team members. Chantana has been co‐leading the CG Nouvelle Asie fund since 2002 and also co‐leads the Comgest Growth Asia fund. Since 2008 she has been co‐lead on the Comgest Japan and Comgest Growth Japan funds. Chantana holds an MSc in finance from Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business in New York, a dual diploma with The American University of Paris.
The investment objective of the Japan Fund is to create a professionally managed portfolio consisting of what, in the opinion of the Investment Manager, are high quality long-term growth companies having their headquarters or carrying out their predominant activities in Japan.
Rank 168/283 Total Return
Rank 14/283 Standard Deviation
Rank 29/283 Max Drawdown
|166||PUB Equities Japan (JPY)||JPY||
|167||CMI (Lux) Japan Enhanced Equity 1||JPY||
|168||Comgest Growth Japan JPY Acc||JPY||
|169||Invesco Japanese Equity Core A Annual Dist USD||JPY||
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|12||LO Funds - Alpha Japan (JPY) P A||JPY||
|13||United Japan Growth Fund||JPY||
|14||Edmond de Rothschild Selective Japan C||JPY||
|14||Comgest Growth Japan JPY Acc||JPY||
|16||Goldman Sachs Japan Eq Partners Pf Base Acc JPY||JPY||
|16||UBS (Lux) Equity Fund - Japan (JPY) P-acc||JPY||
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Month by Month Performance
Returns Vs Risk
- United Kingdom
- Launch date19/05/2000
- Share Class size10,193Mn
- Base currencyJPY
- Min. initial investment5,000
- Min. regular additional investment0
- Annual management1.50%